The Master’s program "Global Communication: Politics and Society" is an English language consecutive degree dealing with media systems and communication cultures in international comparison. It focuses on multilayered political, social, cultural and historical approaches.
What role do the media play in contemporary democracies, in political transformation, in war or crises in different regions of the world? Is today’s media society globally oriented or do modern media help to reproduce old stereotypes and heat up racism through hate speech? Does humankind from the US and Europe to Asia, Africa and Latin America share a common vision of an “information society”, in which knowledge and human relation-ships are increasingly “mediatized”? The program also addresses the individual psychological processing of media, the effectiveness of media content, and current transformations in media production and media.
The program is innovative in that it does not treat questions of communication science as isolated national processes, but deals specifically with "global communication" in the sense of international comparisons. In addition, processes of international cross-border communication, foreign news reporting and the globalization of everyday life worlds are discussed.
The course is primarily oriented towards social sciences but also takes into account cultural theories, methods and contents. Besides developing academic research skills and learning quantitative and qualitative empirical methods, students will acquire knowledge of academic communication consultancy in dedicated teaching units.
This study program enables you to work in a wide range of academic and private social, market and media research. It also qualifies for various professions such as journalism, public relations and the broad field of scientifically supported communication consulting of politics and society, in ministries, foundations and NGOs. The research-oriented program also prepares for an academic career. There is also a “Fast Track to PhD” program for doctoral studies. The focus on a global comparative research perspective and communication consultancy skills in international contexts opens up professional fields at home and abroad.
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This English language programme offers above all new perspectives through an international group of students who share their experiences in the numerous discussions. The focus on global comparative communication studies offers the opportunity to look at familiar topics in an international perspective. The three focal points of media, politics and society ensure that one understands and takes a close look at the interrelationships of communication in all relevant areas.
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